Kansas City News

KMBZ News Staff
May 01, 2019 - 6:27 am
A high school junior who has been offered an opportunity of a lifetime is looking for help after coming up short in raising funds. Yale University offered Jazmin Renteria one of 90 scholarships to attend a two-week summer program in Beijing, China because of her achievements in the classroom...
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Kara Marxer
May 01, 2019 - 5:54 am
Kansas City, MO - The next time your neighbor complains about your mowing habits or the dandelions in your yard, you might just tell them you're providing a habitat for bees. "One of the simplest things that you can do to benefit bees is to slow down your mowing or reduce your mowing," said Erin...
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Rebecca Crockett
April 30, 2019 - 8:49 pm
Kansas City, MO - Jilian Hunt's daughter was in the first grade when she was diagnosed with celiac, an auto-immune disease triggered by a protein found in gluten . That means no more sandwiches, cake, or french toast...at least not in the same way as before. If ingested, she could have a number of...
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Marc LaVoie
April 30, 2019 - 6:50 am
Police in Waterloo, Iowa are investigating the mysterious shooting death of a former high school softball star who grew up in the Kansas City area. Micalla Rettinger, 25, was driving home in a wooded, suburban area around 2:30 Sunday morning when a bullet was fired into her vehicle, striking her in...
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Rebecca Crockett
April 29, 2019 - 8:22 pm
Kansas City, MO - A survey released by Bankrate says nearly half of Americans won't be taking vacation this year , and the reason might surprise you. The majority say they just can't afford it, but 22% are putting those funds toward paying off debt. CPA and Financial Planner, Peter Newman says for...
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KMBZ News Staff
April 29, 2019 - 7:03 am
Police in Kansas City, Kansas are investigating the apparent rape of a two-year-old child who was left in the care of a family friend. Police say the family friend was watching the girl and her siblings at a home near South Coy and Lowell last Friday night. The mother found injuries on the child...
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Washburn University Sports
Marc LaVoie
April 29, 2019 - 5:50 am
A Washburn University football player from Lee's Summit whose friend and teammate had just been chosen in the NFL draft was shot to death at a party in Topeka. Dwane Simmons, 23, played high school football at Lee's Summit West. Corey Ballentine was injured in the shooting and was recovering at a...
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Rebecca Crockett
April 29, 2019 - 5:00 am
Riverside, MO - Mathew Silvius is a veterinarian and owner of Eagle Animal Hospital. He grew up on a farm, just 30 minutes North of Kansas City, and was always surrounded by animals, but it was the challenge of becoming a vet that inspired him to go for it. He says once he figured out how difficult...
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KMBZ News Staff
April 26, 2019 - 2:46 pm
Johnson County, KS - A federal judge in the US District Court of Kansas has been arrested on DUI charges. Judge Kathryn Vratil was charged with driving under the influence and improper driving on a laned road, according to Johnson County court records. She posted a $1,000 bond. Chief Judge Julie...
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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, from left, poses with members of the cast of "Avengers: End Game," Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo at a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
AP News Staff
April 26, 2019 - 12:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" has gotten off to a mighty start at the box office, earning a record $60 million from Thursday night preview showings, according to the Walt Disney Co. The previous record holder was "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" which earned $57 million from Thursday...
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